Disclosure: Post sponsored by Mirum but all opinions are my own.

Our dog Cole loves running around outside any time the weather is nice, and even sometimes when it isn’t. We have to be very cautious because ticks and fleas are everywhere. Ticks carry pathogens that can cause debilitating illnesses in both pets and humans. Lyme Disease is becoming one of the most common tick-borne illnesses in this country. Unfortunately, ticks are hard to locate in Cole’s fur.

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Flea and Ticks also carry pathogens. When they get on your dog or cat they invade your home and start setting up shop in your carpets and upholstery. You will know if your pet brought fleas home when you start waking up in the middle of the night with an insanely itchy rash of tiny bites all over your ankles or if you see your pet scratching wildly. Getting rid of flea and ticks is nothing short of a nightmare.

Being Proactive About Fleas and Ticks

If Cole could speak he would tell me that fleas are driving me crazy and Lyme Disease makes me tired and achy all the time. But, he can’t speak, so I have to do something to keep these pesky insects at bay. I am not willing to risk anyone getting sick in this family because we weren’t taking preventative measures. My approach is to dealing with these disease-carrying free-loaders is to treat Cole with topically applied PetArmor® Plus flea and tick protection from Walmart, in-store and online.

Cole and Daisy PetArmor Plus

This superstore is where we shop for a lot of things, especially for our pup. It is just convenient and affordable. This is a veterinary quality product that is more affordable than a prescription. Right now through September, the store has an offer of $3 off these products for dogs or cats, 3ct.


In Texas, we do see fleas and ticks year round, so I am inclined to treat Cole 12 months per year. Used as directed, the treatment can stop infestations and help prevent a reinfestation. It helps that the formula is waterproof so I don’t have to reapply after we have all gone swimming.

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I suggest reading the package carefully before applying. We had to weigh Cole to make sure we used the right amount. I apply it just as directed. After that, I do my best to keep him away from any small children or other pets until the product has dried completely, approximately 24 hours. It is a small price to pay for peace of mind.

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Recommended PetArmor Products

One topical application of Plus for Dogs lasts for up to 30 days to kill fleas, flea eggs, flea larvae, ticks, and chewing lice. It is available for dogs according to weight.

One topical application of Plus for Cats lasts for up to 30 days and also kills fleas, flea eggs, flea larvae, ticks, and chewing lice. It is available in one weight break for cats weighing over 1.5 lbs and can be used on breeding, pregnant, and lactating animals.